Junior Creative - Retail and Interiors

We are currently looking for a talented Junior Creative to join our Retail and Interiors team within Checkland Kindleysides.



Brand Experiences are today’s competitive advantage. To stand out, today’s brands need to create something that's uniquely original to them. We’re the studio behind many industry and world-first brand experience concepts all around the world. It’s what we’ve done best for over 40 years. The result? Game-changing work that leads where others follow.

We don't have a house style. Our design philosophy is grounded in a people-first approach. We design for the encounter first and then the sense of place - be it physical, virtual, digital or tactile.

We are experts in designing immersive brand experiences that are both flexible and dynamic. We create fluid spaces and architectural components that can change their usage or the atmospherics of a space with ease.

Today sustainability is now central to the way we design. We work to find the most-effective sustainable solutions, without compromising on creativity, and have established BREAAM and LEED accredited designs.

Our role is to ignite consumer desire wherever people fall in love with brands. We believe in heightening the emotion of the brand encounter by building anticipation and intrigue at every stage of the user’s journey.

R&I Design Role

+ 0-2 years experience in relevant industry/agencies.

+ Be an active participant within the creative team to develop compelling and meaningful design concepts, from initial ideation through to finalised Detail Design.

+ Articulate an individual creative style, collating relevant imagery, sources and ideas to inspire and help arrive at the big idea.

+ Be a leading contributor in finding new and innovative materials, building strong relationships with our supplier network and sharing knowledge internally.

+ Work collaboratively but also independently with the ability to take initiative to move forward on tasks and skilfully negotiate obstacles, navigating the pace and pressure of project life comfortably.

+ Be familiar with the Adobe suite and fluent in 3D modelling software, SketchUp preferable.

+ Have experience in reading and creating CAD drawing packs, including relevant specification documents.

R&I Creative Mindset

+ Hold a pulpable sense of intuition. Instinct goes a long way when embarking on something new.

+ Be a simple genius. Spark brand potential. The purists opportunities aren’t always obvious.

+ Understand the essence of collaboration. Be agile in one breath and persistent in the other.

+ Respect the commerciality’s of a project, using any barrier as a barometer for practicality and inspiration.

+ Believe in a contagious work ethic. Passion drives creativity.

+ Listen, translate, create. Have one finger on the pulse at all times, keeping in-tune with the evolving trends, culture and software.

CK Application Details

Our application process doesn’t involve any tick box exercises. Quality outweighs quantity. Send us a portfolio that makes you flick twice - any format is accepted.

+ Salary: competitive and fair.

+ Holiday: 20 contractual days, all bank holidays, plus your birthday and the festive period between Christmas & new year. Loyalties days are accrued after 3 years.

+ Benefits: private healthcare, a wellbeing cashback scheme, generous pension contributions, life assurance and many other perks.

+ CK Culture: flexible working with the option to split days between studio and WFH. We’re reasonable and instill trust in all our team members.

+ Diversity and Inclusion: we believe in exactly that. Read more here.

Join CK, the Makers of the status quo.